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  • 16 Jul 2013

    WIN 2 Baby Slings

    Closer to You has been helping parents find great baby slings since 2007. Run by Sarah Green, mum of three girls who all loved to be carried as babies and toddlers, Closer to You has a wide range of baby carriers which suit from newborn to toddler and beyond. Green Parent readers have a chance to win two of the most popular slings - a Hana Baby stretchy wrap (worth £44) and a Manduca baby carrier (worth £99). […] more

  • 1 Jul 2013

    What to eat when breasfeeding

    Human babies (and human adults, dependent upon what you believe) require a high fat diet for optimal neurological development and function. With a saturated fat content of roughly 55%, human breast milk is the perfect food for the growing brain. But, does a mother’s diet determine how fat dense her milk is? […] more

  • 28 Jun 2013

    Call the Doula!

    National interest in childbirth has recently become a major phenomenon, with more than 9 million weekly viewings of “Call the Midwife” and 5 million watching “One born every minute”. The national birth rate has reached its highest level since 1971, at 688,120 births in England in 2011 and a further rise in 2012. […] more

  • 27 Jun 2013

    5 of the best organic kids’ shampoo

    Washing your children’s hair is, no doubt, a regular occurrence. Some may even enjoy a daily bath! Regular exposure to the toxic chemicals in most shampoos could prove harmful if used long term, with hormone disrupting chemicals and known carcinogens featuring uncomfortably often. We made the switch to organic products when my eldest child was born in an effort to limit our exposure to unnecessary chemicals and, along the way, we’ve tried a number of kids’ shampoos. […] more

  • 23 Jun 2013


    Freebirth, more commonly known as Unassisted Childbirth (or simply, UC), is the medically unassisted birthing of a baby. Though it is relatively rare in the UK, with only a handful of official cases each year, women becoming increasingly disillusioned with the services provided by westernised medical establishments are choosing to birth their babies alone. […] more

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